Amun-her-khepeshef (20th dynasty)

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Amunherkhepeshef from his tomb QV55
Burial QV55, Valley of the Queens, Thebes
Dynasty 20th of Egypt
Father Pharaoh Ramesses III
Religion Ancient Egyptian religion
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in hieroglyphs
Not to be confused with Amun-her-khepeshef, a son of Ramesses II, Ramesses VI Amun-her-khepeshef and Amenherkhepshef, a son of Ramesses VI.
Amun-her-khepsef and other sons of Ramesses III

Amun-her-khepeshef (also Amun-her-khepeshef B) was the eldest son and appointed heir of Pharaoh Ramesses III. Like at least another of his brothers, he was named after a son of Ramesses II, Amun-her-khepeshef. [1] He died when he was about fifteen years old.[2]

He is also mentioned as Ramesses Amun-her-khepeshef. He is not identical with his brother Ramesses VI, who was also called Amun-her-khepeshef before he became pharaoh.[1]

He is depicted in his father's temple at Medinet Habu.[1] His well preserved tomb, QV55 (in the Valley of the Queens) was excavated by Italian archaeologists in 1903-1904.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton, The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, Thames & Hudson (2004) ISBN 0-500-05128-3, p.192
  2. ^ a b Alberto Siliotti: Guide to the Valley of the Kings. Barnes and Noble (1997). ISBN 88-8095-496-2